Maternity Leggings: Preggo Leggings

Thanks to Preggo Leggings for allowing me to bring you this post! I’ve partnered with them for their Plus Size line!  Check them out here!

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Let’s jump right into to it. I ordered the Rockstar Mamacita Moto in Black a size XL. They retail for $50.00 you can use my code: NAT15 to save 15%off.

I’m currently between a size 12/14 normally I would choose the smaller of the two when wearing leggings but according to their size guide the XL works best for sizes 14-16!

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What I’m LOVING:

First of all, they are BLACK! That’s my favorite color. Black looks great on everyone and while most women gain weight during pregnancy you will take anything you can get to help you look sleek!

These leggings are also a full panel! This is something I can truly appreciate because as a mom of two previous c-sections I have the pancake flap so having the full panel pants allows support for my growing bump. They also pass the sitting test! I didn’t feel uncomfortable at all while sitting!

What You might not like:

These leggings are fitted! If you are closer to a 16 than a 14 I would size up. The fit definitely keeps everything in place so no wiggling in case you’re worried.

Overall:

These leggings are AWESOME, I get to feel sexy and classy. I love that they feel like leather and you can dress them up or down! I’m always down for clothing that allows me to look and feel my best as my body changes. I received many compliments on them from people young and old so can truly say they are a head turner!

View all plus sized leggings here! Their sizes now go up to a 3XL!!!

P.S. I will probably still wear this after baby comes! They look that good!

Want to see my leggings on? Check out my video review below!

6 Things You Can Do Today To Feel Better

There is always something that we could be doing better. A lot of people have the mindset that if they aren’t “booked and busy” they aren’t really doing anything but what happens when you start to shut down? It’s great to stay focused but you have to remember the importance of taking time for you! My motto is if I don’t take time for myself how can I possibly be the best mother to my children.

1.       Relax

Yep, it’s that simple. Take some time to relax! Spend 30 intentional minutes with yourself either before getting out of bed in the morning or before going to sleep.

 

2.       Exercise

If you’re not an avid workout type person then take your time. Going for a walk is a start. Don’t jump all in and then a few weeks later you’re ready to quit because you’ve done too much.

 

3.       Take a Social Media Break

It’s necessary for our sanity. We can get caught up in things that we see online and quickly start to compare ourselves to other. It’s not worth it. Take a week off if you don’t think you can handle a month.

4.       Remove Negativity

Do you have a “friend” that never has anything positive to say? Or do you have people in your life that you aren’t sure why they’re there? It’s time to purge! If a person isn’t adding value to your life why are they there?

 

5.       Read a book

Have you had books on your “to read list” and just haven’t done it? Don’t know what to do on your social media break? READ! I promise it will change your life and keep you on your toes.

 

6.       Be Selfish

Enjoy something that makes YOU happy. Forget about your kids, spouse, and family for one moment and think about what fulfills you and do it!

 How do you practice self-care?

Let Love In...

Alexa, play Best Part by Daniel Caesar

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A few weeks ago we had the privilege of working with the great Denise Benson for my last shoot of the year and let’s just say it was EVERYTHING!

I’ll admit I was nervous going out into nature to capture this beautiful moment but I wanted these images to reflect exactly where I am in life right now…free..uninhibited! We drove out to the a rural part of Rock Hill, SC and let the magic begin. The weather was perfect, just the type of Fall vibes you would want to feel.

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I’ve never had professional maternity photos taken and I knew that I wanted to do so this time. I’m so glad that I did.

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After having my first love bug, my body changed and that was hard to wrap my head around it. 17 years old with a belly fully of stretch marks! Yikes, I could kiss my bikini days goodbye. However, I believe in the power of growth and let’s just say this mama did some growing. I’ve now realized that my body is AMAZING! I make humans and every part of my body should be celebrated!

Some may not feel as confident to go bare belly but trust me you won’t regret it! It felt so empowering to show off what my body can do!

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I hope you enjoy a few photos from my session!

Shop The Looks:

Light Blue Dress

Ivory Open Belly Maternity Dress

Grey and White Striped Dress

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What I'm Watching Lately...

I love a good movie or television show and lately, I’ve been lucking up on some good stuff and decided I would share it with you! I enjoy medical dramas, criminal shows and things about life so if any of that interest you …you might want to check it out.

Amazon Prime

1.       The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (TV Show)

 I always enjoy a movie with a strong female lead and if you watch the trailer you might be slightly confused but it’s truly worth watching!

I always enjoy a movie with a strong female lead and if you watch the trailer you might be slightly confused but it’s truly worth watching!

2.       A Girl Like Grace (Movie)

 I’ll admit I shed a tear or two. this movie takes place in a high school settling and touches on bullying. I would DEFINITELY watch this with a group of teens and have a discussion about it.

I’ll admit I shed a tear or two. this movie takes place in a high school settling and touches on bullying. I would DEFINITELY watch this with a group of teens and have a discussion about it.

3.       Moonlight (Movie)

 when watching this one pay attention. It does have some homosexuality in so if you;re not okay with that then skip it. However, if you can see past that its a must watch!

when watching this one pay attention. It does have some homosexuality in so if you;re not okay with that then skip it. However, if you can see past that its a must watch!

Netflix:

1.       Let The Church Say Amen

 i wasn’t sure if i would like this movie or not but it has a stellar cast so it was worth a shot and I loved it. it touches on a VARIETY of topics- Religion, Family Drama and love.

i wasn’t sure if i would like this movie or not but it has a stellar cast so it was worth a shot and I loved it. it touches on a VARIETY of topics- Religion, Family Drama and love.

2.       Like Father

 As a woman who doesn’t have much of a RELATIONSHIP with her father this was a nice one to watch. It shows you that things can turn around!

As a woman who doesn’t have much of a RELATIONSHIP with her father this was a nice one to watch. It shows you that things can turn around!

3.       Nappily Ever After

 Wow, thank you Netflix! I love sanaa and she DELIVERED. Some say they were a little confused or didn’t see the point but watch it and be your own judge.

Wow, thank you Netflix! I love sanaa and she DELIVERED. Some say they were a little confused or didn’t see the point but watch it and be your own judge.

4.       Atypical (Netflix Series)

 We need more shows like this on tv. This reminds me of parenthood the adult version! This is a family dealing a son with AUTISM and teaching him how to function with others.

We need more shows like this on tv. This reminds me of parenthood the adult version! This is a family dealing a son with AUTISM and teaching him how to function with others.

5.       Roxanne Roxanne

 Oh yeah, Roxanne Roxanne! I’m not really into rap but this has a great story line! so if you enjoy music and a drama then check it out.

Oh yeah, Roxanne Roxanne! I’m not really into rap but this has a great story line! so if you enjoy music and a drama then check it out.

Television:

1.       Chicago Med

 Think about Grey’s ANATOMY with an edge and there you have it.

Think about Grey’s ANATOMY with an edge and there you have it.

2.       Chicago PD

 Law and order times two! this crew is edgy and diverse that’s what i love about them.

Law and order times two! this crew is edgy and diverse that’s what i love about them.

3.       Law and Order SUV

 law and order suv will always have a place in my heart. i’ve been watching this show for years and haven’t been disappointed yet.

law and order suv will always have a place in my heart. i’ve been watching this show for years and haven’t been disappointed yet.

4.       This Is Us

 i’m almost in tears every episode! if you haven’t heard of this show where have you been? it’s awesome but pay attention because it does a lot of flashbacks and if you’re not aware you’ll be lost.

i’m almost in tears every episode! if you haven’t heard of this show where have you been? it’s awesome but pay attention because it does a lot of flashbacks and if you’re not aware you’ll be lost.

What are you watching? I’m always looking for something new!